Los Angeles Sparks

Numbered balls bouncing around inside a lottery machine, the mechanism used in the 2024 WNBA draft lottery

How to watch the 2024 WNBA Draft lottery

By Em Adler / December 10, 2023

How it works, who’s going to matter, and what to root for

Dearica Hamby, wearing purple and yellow Sparks jersey, drives to the basket against Lynx forward Naphessa Collier, wearing white and blue.

Dearica Hamby relishes Olympic opportunity

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / November 13, 2023

Sparks veteran forward is looking to regain her All-Star form

How Azurá Stevens became a Pan-American Games gold medalist

By Scott Mammoser / November 2, 2023

‘It’s always a special opportunity, not to be taken for granted.’

Dearica Hamby

Dearica Hamby files complaint against Las Vegas Aces, WNBA

By Aya Abdeen / October 5, 2023

EEOC lawsuit also names WNBA over investigation

Members of the Los Angeles Sparks huddle together. They are wearing their team uniforms.

What comes next for the Sparks?

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / September 22, 2023

Sparks head into the offseason with firm goals in mind

A three-picture collage of the leading WNBA Most Improved Player vote-getters: on top, Jordin Canada dribbles past a Connecticut Sun defender who has fallen over; on the bottom-left, Satou Sabally drives baseline into the paint; on the bottom-right, Alanna Smith looks surprised.

The Next’s 2023 WNBA Awards: Most Improved Player

By Em Adler / September 20, 2023

Jordin Canada takes the internal vote from The Next staff

At the slot, Los Angeles Sparks off-ball guard Lexie Brown looks towards the key and gathers the ball at her hips to pass, while Connecticut Sun point guard Yvonne Anderson stands right in front of her to defend

Lexie Brown shares details on season-ending illness

By Cameron Ruby / September 14, 2023

‘Knowing that I’m at the tail end of it, the worst is behind me, helps me stay positive’

Indiana Fever players huddle in the paint during a game, while Minnesota Lynx players huddle behind them at the free-throw line. A Lynx player is about to take free throws.

Sunday Notes, Week 15: Let’s talk about the future, with Indiana, Phoenix and more!

By Em Adler / September 10, 2023

Our weekly look around the WNBA dives into the four teams missing the playoffs and measures how bright their futures are, from Fever to Storm

Members of the Los Angeles Sparks huddle together. They are wearing their team uniforms.

Sparks’ playoff hopes hanging by a thread as injuries pile up

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / September 8, 2023

How the Sparks can still reach the postseason, explained

Five Los Angeles Sparks players wrap their arms around each other's waists as they huddle.

Fatigue may be a factor as Los Angeles Sparks continue push for playoffs

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / September 3, 2023

‘The games are going to keep coming’